Regardless of what the media says about the Ford Explorer, I stand by its design. Unfortunately I was in a multiple rollover accident in my first Ford Explorer (2000 model) and received nary a scratch! Felt like I was in an amusement park ride as we tumbled over and over. That's a good vehicle that can sustain the damage that we did with no injuries. My 5-month old infant son in the back thought it was fun. There's no question in my mind that the Explorer is an outstanding vehicle.
Handsome on the outside and good functionality inside. I don't have to search for controls. The radio/climate controls on the steering wheel are nice on my LTD.
Body molding is kind of cheap. Too much plastic incorporated in today's vehicles.